Newly discovered tomb in Egypt looks freshly painted despite being 4,000 years old

Newly discovered tomb in Egypt looks freshly painted despite being 4,000 years old

It's 4,000 years old - but this newly discovered tomb in Egypt sure doesn't show its age!

Egyptian officials were thrilled to reveal the remarkably well-preserved tomb, which was found in a massive necropolis at Saqqara, south of Cairo this week. Named "one of the most exciting discoveries ever in the area" by Mostafa Waziri of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, officials are said to believe its contents will shed light on Pharoah Djedkare Isesi, who reigned for 40 years.

But it certainly wasn't only the monument's history that impressed - the crypt stunned audiences with its near-perfectly preserved murals and dazzling colours that made it look like it was just built and painted yesterday. Check out the stunning pictures here.

Authorities believe the last resting place belongs to a man named Khuwy, a dignitary from the Fifth Dynasty, which spanned the 25th to the 24th centuries BCE

newly-dicovered tomb of the ancient Egyptian nobleman 'Khewi' dating back to the 5th dynasty Credit: Getty

If this is the case, it raises intriguing questions about Khuwy's standing and relationship with Pharoah Isesi

newly-dicovered tomb of the ancient Egyptian nobleman 'Khewi' dating back to the 5th dynasty Credit: Getty

The pharaoh's pyramid is not far from where the tomb was discovered, leading some to suggest Khuwy may have been related to the most important and powerful person in the kingdom

newly-dicovered tomb of the ancient Egyptian nobleman 'Khewi' dating back to the 5th dynasty Credit: Getty

Egypt's antiquities minister, Khaled al-Enani provided foreign ambassadors with a tour of the find recently and the ministry let out photos and video footage to the public this week

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany gives a press conference outside the newly-dicovered tomb of the ancient Egyptian nobleman 'Khewi' dating back to the 5th dynasty (24942345 BC), at the Saqqara necropolis, about 35 kilometres south of the capital Cairo on April 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images) Credit: Getty

According to an official video, the tomb stands out for its unusual layout which reflects the leader's reforms of state administration and funerary cults

newly-dicovered tomb of the ancient Egyptian nobleman 'Khewi' dating back to the 5th dynasty Credit: Getty

Have a look around in this video and enjoy the beauty!

And if you're keen to learn more about recent discoveries, check out this mysterious black sarcophagus found buried 16 feet below the ground in July 2018

Find out more about what they found inside the sarcophagus here.